Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Annex 1

SURVEY OF URBAN RAIL SCHEMES TO EXTEND RAIL FACILITIES IN MAJOR BRITISH CITIES 1975-1999 LONDON (POPULATION 6,803,100)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
opening
Cost at
1998 prices

L1
1975-77
Hounslow-Heathrow
Hatton Cross T1,2,3
£30m
£116m
L2
12/5/1980
Hackney Wick
£2m
Hackney Central
L3
17/5/1983
Dalston Kingsland
£1m
L4
12/4/1986
Terminal 4 Loop
Heathrow Terminal 4
£21.4m
£35m
L5
28/6/1986
Graham Road Curve
£1m
L6
31/8/1987
Docklands Light
Railway
15 stations
£77m
£120m
L7
1/10/1990
Thameslink
St. Paul's Thameslink
£9.3m
£13m
L8
31/8/1991
Docklands extension
Bank
£85m
£106m
L9
31/8/1991
Canary Wharf
£1m
L10
28/3/1994
Docklands to Beckton
10 stations
£250m
£280m
L11
/1/1996
Pudding Mill Lane
£1m
L12
5/3/1998
Canning Town
£1m
L13
25/5/1998
Heathrow Express
Heathrow Airport, T4
£440m
£440m
L14
under
construction
Jubilee line extension
10 stations
£2,850m
£2,850m
L15
under
construction
Croydon Tramlink
38 stations
£200m
£200m
L16
under
construction
Lewisham DLR
extension
6 stations
£100m
£100m

Total
£4,268m


GLASGOW (POPULATION 988,394 INC. PAISLEY AND MOTHERWELL)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
opening
Cost at
1998 prices

G1
5/11/1979
Argyle Line
Finneston, Anderston Central (LL), Argyle S
£34m
£105m
G2
16/4/1980
Underground Recon.
14 stations
£43m
£116m
G3
27/7/1990
Paisley Canal Line
6 stations
£2,953m
£4m
G4
23/8/1993
Cowlairs Curve
£2.1m
£3m
G5
4/10/1993
Glasgow-Whifflet
6 stations
£6m
G6
2/12/1993
Glasgow-Maryhill
5 stations
£5m

Total
£239m

  Imminent scheme for Maryhill—Anniesland extension.

BIRMINGHAM (POPULATION 934,900)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
opening
Cost at
1998 prices

B1
/1/1976
Birmingham
International
£5.9m
£26m
B2
8/5/1978
Birmingham Cross City
Longbridge, University
Five Ways, Erdington
£6.5m
£21m
B3
5/10/1987
Moor St-Snow Hill
Snow Hill
£7.6m
£12m
B4
4/6/1990
Tame Bridge
£1m
B5
25/8/1995
Snow Hill-Smethwick
Jewellery Quarter,
Hawthorns,
Gaulton Bridge
£25.72m
£26m
B6
under
construction
Midland Metro
24 stations
£111m
£111m

Total
£197m

  Future extensions to Midland Metro planned

MANCHESTER (POPULATION 822,700 INCLUDING SALFORD AND BURY)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
opening
Cost at
1998 prices

M1
15/10/1984
Humphrey Park
£1m
M2
25/3/1985
Mills Hill
£1m
M3
4/11/1985
Ryder Brow
£1m
M4
11/5/1987
Salford Crescent
£1m
M5
/  /1988
Windsor Link Line
£12.5m
£19.3m
M6
6/4/1993
Manchester Metrolink
26 stations
£110m
£124m
M7
/5/1993
Airport Line
Manchester Airport
£27m
£30m
M8
Under
construction
Metrolink Eccles
extension
9 stations
£120m
£120m

Total
£297.3m

  Further extensions to Metrolink planned.

LIVERPOOL (POPULATION 780,400 INCLUDING THE WIRRAL)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
opening
Cost at
1998 prices

LV1
2/5/1977
Underground Link
2 stations
£13.6m
£52.6m
LV2
9/5/1977
Underground Loop
4 stations
£19.4m
£75m
LV4
/ /1977
Liverpool-Garston
3 stations
£3m
LV5
16/5/1988
Halewood
£1m
LV6
16/7/1977
Toxteth
£1m
LV7
11/3/1998
Brunswick
£1m
LV8
22/6/1998
Underground station
Conway Park
£14m
£14m

Total
£147.6m


LEEDS (POPULATION 674,400)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
opening
Cost at
1998 prices

LS1
12/8/1983
Bramley
£1m
LS2
1/5/1987
East Garforth
£1m
LS3
25/4/1988
Cottingley
£1m
LS4
25/11/1988
Burley Park
£1m

Total
£4m

  Leeds has not had a new station opened for 11 years. The Leeds Supertram (approximate cost £130m) was authorised by parliament in 1993 and has been refused funding by the Government every year since.

SHEFFIELD (POPULATION 500,500)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
opening
Cost at
1998 prices

S1
8/8/1990
Meadowhall
(four platforms)
£2m
S2
21/3/1994
Sheffield Supertram
45 stations
£240m
£268m
S3
1998
2 additional
supertram stations
£2m

Total
£272m


NEWCASTLE (POPULATION 459,500 INCLUDING GATESHEAD)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
Opening
Cost at
1998 prices

N1
1/10/1984
Dunston
£1m
N2
1980-84
Tyne & Wear Metro
41 stations
£277m
£501m
N3
23/9/1985
Pelaw,
Kingston Park
£2m
N4
19/3/1986
Palmersville
£1m
N5
3/8/1987
Metrocentre
£1m
N6
17/11/1991
Metro extension to
Newcastle Airport
Callerton Parkway,
Newcastle Airport
£9.9m
£12.3m

Total
£518.3m

  Planned—Metro extension to Sunderland and beyond (cost £50m).

EDINBURGH (POPULATION 421,213)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
opening
Cost at
1998 prices

E1
6/10/1984
Livingston South
£1m
E2
9/5/1985
South Gyle
£1m
E3
24/3/1986
Bathgate Line
Uphill, Livingston
North and Bathgate
£1.5m
£3m
E4
14/6/1986
Meadowbank
£1m
E5
11/5/1987
Wester Hailes
£1m
E6
3/10/1988
Musselburgh
£1m
E7
13/6/1994
Wallyford
£1m

Total
£9m


  Major Heavy and Light rail schemes for Edinburgh being planned.

CARDIFF (POPULATION 272,600)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
Opening
Cost at
1998 prices

C1
3/10/1983
Cathays
£1m
C2
4/11/1985
Lisvane & Thornhill
£1m
C3
25/11/1986
Eastbrook
£1m
C4
29/4/1987
Tyglas
£1m
C5
5/10/1987
Cardiff City Line
Danecourt, Fairwater
and Ninian Park
£3m
C6
2/11/1987
Wougron
£1m

Total
£8m


NOTTINGHAM (POPULATION 261,500)


Ref
Date of
opening
New or reopened
passenger line
New stations
Cost at
Opening
Cost at
1998 prices

NM1
17/5/1993
Robin Hood Line
Hucknell, Newstead
£2.7m
£3m
NM2
24/5/1994
Bulwell
£1m
NM3
Under
construction
Nottingham LR
21 stations
£167m
£167m

Total
£171m


  Care has been taken to ensure this is a fair assessment of schemes to reopen lines and stations in the urban areas of all Britain's major cities. As a result of rail privatisation the cost of opening new stations rose sharply after the 1993 Act. Therefore all stations are based on an average £1 million 1998 cost. Electrification schemes which simply changed the form of traction are not included. Most of the major schemes (including the Leeds Supertram) include the cost of Rolling Stock. Some schemes include private funding particularly Heathrow Express which is fully privately funded. The Glasgow underground rebuilding is included because it was a major scheme and without it would have closed. The 1998 costs of previous major schemes are based on the cost published at the time of opening adjusted in line with the official RPI. Inverse Index figures are 1975-5.6, 1978-3.34, 1984-1.81, 1988-1.55, 1994-1.12 and 1998-1.


 
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